October Community Meeting


Join us next Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Pappas Artisanal in La Verne! Learn more about PVBC, upcoming volunteer opportunities and bike related events, how you can become involved, and enjoy good food, great beer, and fabulous conversation with bike enthusiasts from your neighborhood. Hope to see you there. For more information feel free to find us on Facebook or email us at pvalleybikes@gmail.com.

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Bikes and Bubbly

ffbinviteThe 3rd Annual Firefly Ball, LACBC’s annual fundraiser, takes place on Thursday, October 27th, and honors leaders in the bicycling community. Bike and Bubble with us! Get your tickets at http://la-bike.org/fireflyball 
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Join Pomona Valley Bike Coalition Now Through October 31st to Get a Limited Edition “Let’s Ride” T-Shirt


This month, Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition – a local chapter of LACBC – is partnering with Angel City Brewery on the Let’s Ride LACBC Membership drive! Now through October 31st, when you join LACBC/PVBC, or renew your membership at the standard level ($50) or higher, you’ll receive a limited edition “Let’s Ride” t-shirt from LACBC and Angel City Brewery (limited to the first 200 people)!

Also, all members and supporters are invited to enter the Let’s Ride, Angel City! Sweepstakes to win one of three Pure Cycles bikes at angelcitybrewery.com/letsride.

So click the Pomona Valley BC logo at la-bike.org/membership to join or renew, then enter to win a bike!

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Fun upcoming events

October 1Ride Around Pomona
October 8Pumpkin Patch Pedal
October 9Mamas & Me Ride

RAP (Ride Around Pomona) Saturday, October 1st

Ride Around Pomona is a community bicycle ride through the streets of Pomona. The ride is family friendly and free!
Meet at Thomas Plaza, downtown Pomona at 8:30am every first Saturday of the month.
The ride is a casual pace, the terrain flat, cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Ride and chat, meet new people, see new neighborhoods, get some exercise and enjoy the morning!
Tell your friends, let’s get more cyclists riding each month!

Pumpkin Patch Pedal – Saturday, October 8th


Join us for our 4th annual Pumpkin Patch Pedal Ride on Saturday October 8th! We will meet at Thomas Plaza at 9:00 am and head out at 10:00, The route will go through quiet and low-traffic streets to Cal Poly Pomona. Costumes are encouraged!

Bring water, a snack and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

Register here to get discounted tickets: http://tinyurl.com/PVBCpumpkin

Free bike maintenance will be provided by the wonderful Sunset Cycles CA at 8:30am, at Thomas Plaza. Thanks Sunset Cycles! Y’all are rad.

Volunteers needed to be ride marshals. Help control traffic and help lead everyone to the Pumpkin Patch Safely. Email us if you can volunteer!pvalleybikes@gmail.com

Mamas and Me Ride – Sunday, October 9th


Join Women on Wheels and Pomona Valley Bike Coalition for a multi-generational women’s ride to the Pomona Pumpkin Festival!

We will gather at 9am at Thomas Plaza located across from the Glass House (200 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766) in Downtown Pomona. We will check bikes, have water and healthy snacks and even some giveaways and raffles before we set off at 10am for the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival (Cal Poly Pomona Farm).

The ride is 5 miles one way (10 miles total) and mostly flat. This is a great beginner ride!
Boys under the age of 12 are welcome. You DO NOT need to be a mother to come, bring a friend who is a mom, your mom, your grandmother, your godchild, whomever you like to this gathering for women of all ages to spend a morning together. Come dressed up in your costume too!

Register to reserve your discounted tickets at:mamasandme.eventbrite.com
(Regularly $4 for adults, $3 for children)

More info & event on Facebook – Ride Around Pomona
More info & event on Facebook – Pumpkin Patch Pedal
More info & event on Facebook – Mamas & Me Ride

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PVBC ride + meeting

Last night PVBC held a casual ride around Bonelli and a community meeting at La Verne Brewing Company, where we heard from Doug Strange of Cycling Around La Verne.

If you haven’t already check out Cycling Around La Verne & the La Verne Brewing Company.

We’d like to thank Doug, the La Verne Brewing Company and all that attended for making it a great night.


also, don’t forget: Bike-in Movie, July 30th:

The Pomona Valley Bike Coalition and The Pomona Valley Film Society invite you to come see a community screening of E.T. at Lincoln Park!  Bring a blanket or beach chairs and your snacks.  NO ALCOHOL THOUGH!
Come early to get a good spot on the lawn, and come meet the bike coalition. The movie will start at sundown.  The movie runtime is 1 HR and 55 MINS.

Here’s the event on Facebook

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